SIMON Walton returns to the Hartlepool United side for their vital home game with Colchester.
The midfielder was absent with a hamstring strain for the weekend defeat at Doncaster and he replaces Andy Monkhouse in the only change to the starting XI.
HARTLEPOOL UNITED: Flinders; Austin, Collins, Hartley, Horwood; Humphreys, Walton, Baldwin; Poole, Franks; Wyke. Subs: McHugh (gk), Monkhouse, Luscombe, Rutherford, Holden, James, Howard.
COLCHESTER UNITED: Walker; Garmston, Okuonghae, Eastman, Wilson, Clifford, Ibehre, Porter, Massey, Morrison, Bond.
Subs: Ladapo, White, Cousins, Thompson, Bean, Compton.
Referee: Gavin Eltringham